Well, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty right off the bat, shall we? Have you ever watched life dance around all the things you want to do? I mean, you’re getting all the “important” things done in a day, but that list of things you’d really like to do just sits there looking at you
…growing like interest on an unsubsidized student loan…hoping that you’ll be able to scratch something off with that simple, single, relieving strike of that dazzling, royal blue, ball point pen. Well, if you don’t know what I am talking about, I’m happy that you are debt free and all caught up on your to-do’s. If you can relate, let’s take a couple deep breaths, roll the shoulders back, and know that one day, it will–they will–get done.
Ahem, so with that said, here’s the skinny! I was lucky enough to do some more freelance work for the Encinitas Sushi Lounge over the past month (and few days). They needed some chalk-board, prohibition looking signage that consisted of an information board and 2 different specials boards. These are the pictures of them un-mounted, with the mounted pictures soon to come
Here’s the second Special’s Board: It is 48″ X 36″ and is magnetic. There are slats (not yet photographed) with the fish and seafood that are offered at various times.
My favorite parts were drawing the sushi pieces Sushi is so pretty! And it takes well to line art and simplicity.
And finally, the Information board. My client had a very specific style she wanted captured, but was also very open to suggestions and creative expertise. It was a complete ball to be able to do these boards. I am really excited and honored to be apart of their warm, delicious, atmosphere!
And now we will transport into the personal happenings and outings in my life, namely, the Getty. I really wanted to write about this when I went
December 4th , but hey, at least I am getting to write about it at all! First, let me just tell you that if you haven’t been before, GO. If you haven’t been in a long time, GO. The price is right (you only pay for gas and parking–$15–there is no fee to go into the museum) AAAAAAAAAAAAAND you can get right up in the art’s face!! I mean, the guards don’t like it, they explained something about a respectful distance, but seriously, you can get so close that you can breath on it. This completely blew me away. It’s so much more personal and magical. There’s really no excuse, unless of course you are some perverse heathen who does not appreciate talent, but I digress…
Basically, it’s kind of huge and overwhelming. I don’t remember half of the artists in the permanent collection and never even got to see the collection on loan…but rumor has it, I’ll being going on another field trip soon enough, so you just wait. Here are some of my shots from that day.I LOVE this piece. I wanna say it Giacometti? But I could be bonkers.
Haystack paintings forever!
Can’t touch the art, but I can play with their shadows…HIGH FIVE
Oh hey, just sketching at the Getty. Totally free and they supply all the materials. Is this real life?
Lovely, lovely form.
Anyhow, these are just a few shots. I sincerely encourage you to go. It’s awe-some, in the truest sense of that word.
Okay! On with the next topic. Sometimes at work, I want to listen to my perfectly dialed Postal Service Pandora Station. Unfortunately, the stereo we have does not play iPhones…just older iPods. When technology fails you….SCIENCE
This is probably the neatest trick around, at least to me…you need a bowl, preferably glass or ceramic. Put your iPhone in it (like shown) and be blown away! Seriously though, I actually had to turn my music down
And finally, we are wrapping up this post with what I was parked to today:
And a new necklace line I am working on! They are made in a way that you can wear it at two lengths: Short as shown or long and dangly! So fancy.
And with these photos and odd words, I bid you goodnight. Stay tuned for some new prints (and the teaser is–> Bill Nye), invitation designs, and a little blurb about a after-school teaching position I start in February!
MUCH thanks to Encinitas Sushi Lounge for there business and trust. I look forward to enjoying your delectable foods and serving you for any more art based/signage needs. XO